Discusses study led by Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh (Environmental Earth System Science) that pored through historical data from the U.S. National Climatic Data Center to explain current conditions and concluded that drought conditions may be the new normal for California.
By Darryl Fears,
Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh (Environmental Earth System Science) discusses how the frequency and intensity of the California drought is likely to increase as temperatures rise.
By Lisa M. Krieger,
A group of scientists, including Senior Fellow, emeritus, Hal Mooney (Biology), makes a compelling case in Science Magazine that growing global challenges have rendered sharply segregated expertise obsolete.
By Sue Nichols,
Senior Fellow Chris Field (Biology, Environmental Earth System Science) says that we have known for decades that carbon dioxide must have an effect on global warming, but this study provides concrete evidence for the first time.
By David Perlman,
Senior Fellow Paul Ehrlich (Biology) notes that little has been done to counter negative trends in food security, even though they've been known about for decades.
By Alan Boyle,
Senior Fellow, by courtesy, Barbara Block (Biology) discusses her research studying bluefin tuna, and how aquaculture may serve as a solution to overfishing.
By Allen Martin,
Senior Fellow Robert Jackson (Environmental Earth System Science) discusses urban methane emissions in the context of the White House Climate Action Plan.
By Robert Jackson,
Senior Research Scientist Newsha Ajami (Water in the West) / Director of Urban Water Policy in the Water in the West program notes that we already struggle to manage the scarce water that we have now, and fail to use lessons from past droughts to inform future water management practices.
By Matt Weiser and Phillip Reese,
Senior Research Scientist Newsha Ajami (Water in the West) / Director of Urban Water Policy in the Water in the West program states that decision makers should have taken aggressive measures to reduce consumption and leakage months ago, rather than pursuing megaprojects to address the problem.
By Simon Romero,
Woods Senior Fellow Paul Ehrlich (Humanities and Sciences) notes that the world needs to address the root causes that put species at risk of extinction, such as population growth and climate change.
By Julie Watson,
Cites a poll by Woods-affiliated Professor in Humanities & Social Sciences and Professor of Communication & Political Science Jon Krosnick, the New York Times, and Resources for the Future which found that Hispanics are more likely than non-Hispanic whites to view global warming as a problem that affects them personally.
By Coral Davenport,
Features Woods-affiliated Professor in Humanities & Social Sciences and Professor of Communication & Political Science Jon Krosnick as an author of a poll that found an overwhelming majority of the American public, including nearly half of Republicans, support government action to curb global warming.
By Coral Davenport and Marjorie Connelly,
Cites research findings by Senior Woods Fellow Alexandria Boehm (Engineering), Senior Woods Fellow Richard Luthy (Engineering), and Niveen Ismail, a Stanford graduate student in environmental engineering, that mussels can remove contaminants such as Escherichia coli from freshwater.
By Puneet Kollipara,
Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (Environmental Earth System Science) states that even if scientists don't yet know all of the sources of methane leaks in Boston-area infrastructure, it is reasonable to start tackling known emission sources.
By Lisa Song,
Stanford doctoral student Daniel Swain (Environmental Earth System Science), a 2013 Rising Environmental Leadership Program participant, explains how it is unlikely that the drought-sparking system over the Pacific Ocean will weaken, indicating that California's dry spell will likely continue into February.
By Kurtis Alexander and Evan Sernoffsky,
Senior Fellow Steve Palumbi, by courtesy, (Biology) discusses how choosing to eat mackerel is both an environmentally friendly and healthy choice.
By Kera Abraham,
Senior Fellow Bruce Cain (Political Science), Director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West, weighs in on the implications of Tom Seyer's decision not to run for Senate.
By Josh Richman,